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A Day in Baltimore

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Baltimore settled on the Chesapeake Bay, is full of fascinating and exciting things to do and see. The city has vibrant art and culture scene, world-class museums and heritage sites, outdoor recreation activities, diverse shopping and dining scene, and pulsating nightlife. Here’s your perfect guide to plan your 24 hours in the Charm City.

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8:00am- Kick off with a Scrumptious Breakfast at Blue Moon Cafe!

Start your day with a yummy American breakfast at the Blue Moon Cafe. The decor and setting is as eclectic as its menu.

Address: 1621 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States
Phone: 1 410-522-3940
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:00am-3:00pm; Friday: 7:00am-12:00am; Saturday: Open 24 hours; Sunday: 7:00am-9:00pm
Website: www.bluemoonbaltimore.com

9:00am- Explore Marine Life at National Aquarium!

Up for some fun, head over to the National Aquarium that features aquatic life exhibits, from dolphins, crustaceans and sharks to several exotic species. Do see the Blacktip reef exhibit, dolphin show and shark tank.

Address: 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Phone: 1 410-576-3800
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Website: www.aqua.org

Distance from Blue Moon Cafe: 1.3miles or 7minutes drive

10:00am- Mix of Fun and Education at the Maryland Science Center!

Head over to the Maryland Science Center that features everything from dinosaur exhibition to the galaxy exploration. It also has a planetarium, an IMAX theatre, a play room, and a rooftop observatory.

Address: 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States
Phone: 1 410-685-5225
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am -6:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Website: www.mdsci.org

Distance from the National Aquarium: 1.1miles or 7minutes drive

11:00am- Unique Piece of Art at American Visionary Art Museum!

Explore the work of the self-taught artist at the American Visionary Art Museum. The museum has rotating exhibits covering a wide range of topics, such as gender, impact of technology on daily life, power of storytelling, and more.

Address: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States
Phone: 1 410-244-1900
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Website: www.avam.org

Distance from the Maryland Science Center: 0.7miles or 3minutes drive

12:00pm- American History at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine!

Head over to the historic spot- The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner”, the United States national anthem. The fort grounds, visitor center and park open at 9:00 a.m. daily, and close at 8:00 p.m. in the summer and 5:00 p.m. in the winter.

Address: 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States
Phone: 1 410-962-4290
Website: www.nps.gov/fomc/index

Distance from the American Visionary Art Museum: 1.8miles or 6minutes drive

1:00pm- Bounty of Options for Lunch

Fill your stomach with some Mediterranean food at Baba's Kitchen (745 E. Fort Ave.), or up for some seafood and Eastern European fare, drop by the LP Steamers (1100 E Fort Ave.), for American food, head over to the Of Love and Regret (1028 S. Conkling Street), or head over to the Hull Street Blues Cafe (1222 Hull St, Baltimore) for seafood and drinks.

2:00pm- Explore the Railroad History at Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum!

The B & O museum is home to full-sized historical locomotives. Climb on the still antique locomotive or take a train ride on the original tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Address: 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699, United States
Phone: 1 410-752-2490
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Website: www.borail.org

3:00pm- Washington Monument and the Mount Vernon Place

On the ground floor of the monument, there is a museum that features exhibits on George Washington, United States first president, while the statue of the president is atop the monument. Enjoy the striking views of the Charm City skyline from this monument.

Address: 699 Washington Pl, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
Phone: 1 410-962-5070
Website: www.mvpconservancy.org

Distance from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum: 1.8miles or 7 minutes drive

4:00pm-Explore the art at Baltimore Museum of Art!

The Charm City is home to burgeoning art scene. Peruse the nineteenth century contemporary and modern art at Baltimore Museum of Art. The museum has the permanent collection of works by Picasso, Henri Matisse, And Warhol, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, and many other great artists.

Address: 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898, United States
Phone: 1 443-573-1700
Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Website: www.artbma.org

Distance from Washington Monument: 2.6miles or 7minutes drive

5:00pm- Go Shopping!

Want to buy rare and original antiques, head over to the Baltimore’s Antique Row (800 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States), the oldest antique shopping place in the US. It features wide assortment of shops, from antique books, furniture to fine arts.

Distance from Baltimore Museum of Art: 2.2miles or 8minutes drive

In mood for some more shopping, head over to the Harborplace & the Gallery (200 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States) that feature several well-known national retailers, such as Michael Kors, Forever 21, Loft, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, and more. You’ll find everything you need under one roof- jewelry, books, beauty and bath, apparel, or kid’s items!

Distance from the Baltimore’s Antique Row: 1.6miles or 9minutes drive

7:00pm- Catch a game!

Catch a baseball game at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards (333 W Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States). Take a tour of the stadium and discover about the city’s baseball legacy.

Distance from the Harborplace: 0.8miles or 5minutes drive

8:00pm- An Evening drink at the Rocket to Venus!

Head over to the Rocket to Venus (3360 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211, United States), a popular watering hole. The spot has an impressive beer selection, an array of wines by the glass and signature cocktails. Enjoy drinks in a funky atmosphere!

9:00pm- Dinner

Want to have delectable seafood, drop by the Oceanaire Seafood Room (801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States), specializing in all the items from the sea. Craving for some classic Italian food, head on to the Aldo's Ristorante Italiano (306 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States). Eat the best crab cake at the Faidley Seafood (203 North Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States), a historic classic food stand inside the old-time Lexington market famous for its jumbo lump crab cakes. Want to have sushi, head over to the Asahi Sushi (514 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States).

11:00pm- When the sun goes down, the Charm City comes to life!

Drink, dance and be merry at the Charm City nightlife spots. Enjoy the live music from jazz to blues and souls to folk music, while sipping drinks at the Cat’s Eye Pub (1730 Thames Street, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States), or at the Eight by Ten (10 East Cross Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States). You can also go to the 13th Floor (1 East Chase St, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States), a retro bar that serves classic cocktails with a modern twist and live jazz music is an added draw of this spot.

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